After 15 years of advocating for LGBT business owners and guiding the largest companies in the world towards more inclusive supplier diversity, NGLCC hit one of their biggest milestones yet: 1000 certified LGBT Business Enterprises® (LGBTBEs).
When NGLCC started on this journey, they hoped to make a difference in the LGBT business community and to stand up for the often overlooked LGBT business owner. With over 1000 LGBT businesses certified as LGBTBEs, the LGBT business community has incontrovertible proof that LGBT-owned businesses are essential to the economic health of this country - adding over $1.7 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy and creating tens of thousands of new jobs.
NGLCC's success could not have been achieved without the incredible support from our corporate partners, affiliate chambers, friends, allies, and our 1000+ certified LGBTBE owners. For your unyielding support, we thank you.
Even with this incredible milestone, NGLCC's work is far from over. With the recent inclusion in the Billon Dollar Roundtable and the standalone requirement in the HRC Corporate Equality Index to utilize LGBT businesses in corporate supply chains, there is exponential growth still ahead for LGBTBE certification and for the number of contracting opportunities for businesses to thrive.
NGLCC will be celebrating this, and all the milestones achieved in their last fifteen years, with at the 2017 NGLCC National Dinner in Washington, D.C. on November 17, 2017.